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I Believe That Laughter Is the Best Stress Relief

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    Laughing Until I'm Crying

    Because I allow stress to build up over long periods of time without displaying outward signs of distress, when I laugh I tend to laugh until I'm crying....and then I do this weird laughing/crying combination because all that stress is finally being let loose. Unfortunately, once...
    nastalgia721 nastalgia721 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 16, 2012

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    Laughing

    I don't know how many times i have had laugh attacks.LOL. My husband and i will be laying in bed and start laughing at the stupidest things. It's great i love it. Sometimes he thinks he is so funny and he can't stop laughing at himself, you can't help but to laugh.
    butterflies7 butterflies7 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 27, 2008

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    The Postman

    Three women were sitting around throwing back a few drinks and talking about their love lives. One woman said, "I call my husband the dentist. Nobody can drill like he does." The second woman giggled and confessed, "I call my husband the miner because of his incredible shaft...
    trilo2 trilo2 18-21, M Mar 17, 2012

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    The Best Medicine

    Laughter is truly the best medicine. Along with music, laughter helps me deal with my stress. It relaxes me and helps me focus. I can’t imagine not having these two things in my life, especially when I’m dealing with problems.
    Trident2012 Trident2012 18-21, M Jul 13, 2012

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    It's the Best Way

    "Humor, a great stress reliever! Laugh, be happy and have less stress!" Catherine Pulsifer   “Laughter is the shortest distance between two people." Victor Borge   Good humor is one of the best articles of dress one can wear in society...
    Josie06 Josie06 56-60, F 2 Responses Nov 22, 2008

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    So True!

    And especially true for me, as anyone who has browsed my experience list knows. It's just hard to be mean and grumpy when you're too busy chuckling! :-)  E. Bunbury
    EBunbury EBunbury 46-50, M 1 Response Jun 2, 2008

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    When I Get Stressed

    I usually end up talking to a friend who will make me laugh. It really helps to get your mind off of the stress.
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 8, 2008

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    Memamsdaughter Memamsdaughter 41-45 Jun 15, 2014

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    hahahahahahahah comes with me.

    .. jungle trecking at national park pulau pinang malaysia this sunday..
    syam721 syam721 31-35, M Apr 2, 2014

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    Lighten Up...

    I work in an office environment for a very large corporate company.  After my experience at various other jobs (landscaping, fast food, retail, etc.), I eventually found myself in my current position, and have been there for well over a decade now. I find...
    youzd youzd 36-40, M 1 Response Aug 2, 2008

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    Me Too

    unless of course you are naked and with a person you were hoping to have sex with....uhm not that this has ever happened to me or anything....i'm just saying...you know it would probably cause more stress and make it difficult to perform and it would be a terrible blow to your...
    ihaveanameitsrick ihaveanameitsrick 46-50, M 4 Responses Feb 8, 2009

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    The Student, The Businessman And The Biker

    There were three guys at a bar. One was a college student, one was a buisness man and the other was a biker. The student tells the two other men that it was his aniversary and he got his wife a pearl necklace and a trip to the Bahamas "**** if she doesnt like the necklace...
    trilo2 trilo2 18-21, M Dec 23, 2012

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    Tropic Thunder!

    Yes I do! That is why I watched Tropic Thunder before I went to work today and it put me in the best mood. That is the funniest movie I have ever seen in my life and I did not stop laughing from start to finish! Tom Cruise dancing! Need I say more, need I!!!! He...
    missadventurer missadventurer 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 21, 2008

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    The Cure!!

    It works for me. Very well infact. So much I love to spread the laughter, in whatever way possible. Sometimes people can get very desperate and waaaaaaaaaaaay too stressed. Laughter is the cure I tell you!!
    Luangi Luangi 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 20, 2008

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    I Love Family Guy

    Today isn't the best day and through band I was really quiet and not feeling up to par.  Feelin' pretty down and not thrilled with things right now, but I went to the Student Union place and after a while found a Family Guy clip I've been looking for and laughed so hard I...
    filthydieseltech filthydieseltech 22-25, F Sep 15, 2009

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    Depends On the Type

    There is more than one kind of laughter.  Laughing AT people does not reduce stress, it simply reinforces prejudice and anger.  Laughing at YOURSELF and the complete absurdity of your self-importance and your vanities IS a good way to relieve stress, because it puts you...
    ElLagarto ElLagarto 56-60, M 5 Responses Jan 20, 2008

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    Stupid Americans

    Indian Chief, "Two Eagles," was asked by a white government official, "You have observed the white man for 90 years. You've seen his wars and his technological advances. You've seen his progress, and the damage he's done." The Chief nodded in agreement. The official continued...
    trilo2 trilo2 18-21, M May 12, 2012

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    Yes laugh when you can,

    it feels amazing. I love smiling too.. I encourage everyone to smile and laugh more often!! One love!
    roebeau roebeau 18-21, F Feb 27, 2014

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    My Story

     I like watching humorous programs. Laughter gives me energy
    Kirsche Kirsche 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 15, 2008

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    Dear girl who broke my best friend's heart, It's funny, how I disliked you when you were going out with him. Ah, not funny; it was pathetic. Don't tell me it wasn't. When I found...
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    I realise that this is quite a long post for anyone to have to read though; essentially I am asking for advice on a somewhat unusual situation. My stepdaughter Emma has recently...
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    I realise that this is quite a long post for anyone to have to read though; essentially I am asking for advice on a somewhat unusual situation. My stepdaughter Emma has recently...
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    I realise that this is quite a long post for anyone to have to read though; essentially I am asking for advice on a somewhat unusual situation. My stepdaughter Emma has recently...
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    I used to have best friends during my school days. Not anymore. When I was in my 20s I went three 3 besties, only to find out they weren't my best mate cuz they said so. Only one...
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    A good sense of humor is vital to being happy in my opinion. They say laughter is the best kind of medicine. Being so uptight all the time and cranky won't do you any good. So...
    GlockBlocked GlockBlocked 22-25, M 2 Responses Feb 23

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    I swear, I don't watch Faux Noise 24/7. I don't have the stomach to absorb the nonsense all day. The "news coverage" I do catch leaves me rooooolling with laughter. It's more...
    MarsToSirius MarsToSirius 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 4

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    For same reasons I enjoy laughter shows the most. My favorites are Impractical Jokers and Just for Laugh
    ProbablyAHuman ProbablyAHuman 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 10

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    I have a tendency of bottling up things when I'm stressed so I'll try and dish them all out here. I take too much responsibility for others actions and I need to chill out...
    flibsley flibsley 31-35, M 6 days ago

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    So my girlfriend and I are going on our eight month of our long distance relationship, and it is certainly a lot more different than i pictured it being. This is definitely one of...
    Charlespappas Charlespappas 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 10

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    Sometimes I just wish I could run a way to a quiet place for a period of time. A place with only God and I. A place where I can focus on Him alone and have no worries about myself...
    RavenS45 RavenS45 18-21, F 7 Responses Feb 20

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    Ok. Got a weird story, don't know that it's funny but it was for me anyway. This was quite some time ago about 2 years ago. My sister was coming home from L.A back to the BayArea...
    Isayis23 Isayis23 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 22

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    I have met many people who have made the comment 'Everything happens for a reason'. I asked what this meant to them, thinking at first that they believed that everything happens...
    ProgressivelyCurious ProgressivelyCurious 61-65, M 5 hrs ago

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    I believe chidden, at the appropriate age, should be taught and exposed to education on sex and intimacy. Parents have an obligation to teach their kids. My parents taught me and i...
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    I believe in God, love His teachings with all my heart, and constantly defend Him when possible. However, I've been having so much trouble with properly worshipping Him through my...
    3lli 3lli 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    I've no doubt to God.. I believed and praise him.. Jesus is my savior. I love him so much.. God Bless..
    bonsack bonsack 26-30, M 21 mins ago

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